Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Big Win In Montreal

Rangers 4 - Montreal 3 (Shootout)

Well you can look at this one several ways if you're a Rangers fan: happy that the Rangers got two points, happy that the Rangers got any points because they almost blew it late in the 3rd or aggravated because Montreal got a point in a game that the Rangers blew three leads.

As a team the Rangers had a very good game, and got scoring from three of their top lines. The penalty killing was also excellent once again, showing why it is ranked #1 in the NHL.

Captain Invisible (Drury) had a disastrous turnover at the Montreal blue line which led to the Habs tying the game at three. But, later redeemed himself by scoring the game winner in the shootout. Seriously though, where was Drury for the other 64 minutes of the game? The guy was invisible up until that turnover! Nik Antropov had another great game scoring his fourth goal since coming to NY at the trade deadline and also scoring in the shootout.

Henrik Lundqvist made some amazing saves throughout the night but certainly wants that third goal back, a real softie that he let in from a bad angle by Markov.

Side note: Congratulations to Marty Brodeur in becoming the winningest goalie in NHL History. As much as he's the Rangers' nemesis, he's a great goalie and it is an amazing achievement.

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